Burlesque dancing is charming and classy, unlike burlesque subpoena serving, which is only charming. Savour a doubly delightful art with this GrouponLive deal to Blush, presented by Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque at Revival. For $9, you get one standing-room-only ticket on Thursday, February 14 (up to a $17.50 value, including fees). Doors open one hour before the show; latecomers will not be admitted once the show has begun. Choose between the following showtimes:
- 7 p.m.
- 10 p.m.
Led by Mistress of Ceremonies La Minouche and lead choreographer Lilli Bubalotovich, the brassy babes of Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque present a Valentine’s Day–themed performance. In Blush, Revival's stage is the setting for a best-of revue, hand-chose by the troupe themselves. The girls unpack their man-props to perform a show featuring the best of Les Coquettes. In pasties and G-strings, the troupe recreates the elaborate productions of a more freewheeling time, seasoned with modern satire, acrobatic feats, and audience participation.
Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque
The cofounder and artistic director of Les Coquettes Cabaret, Catherine Skinner—known onstage as La Minouche—takes the art of public seduction seriously. In a video posted to the troupe's YouTube channel, she promises, “You'll see a little bit of dancing, a little bit of singing, a little bit of aerial circusry, and a little bit of _very_ tasteful striptease.” Setting comedy and titillation aflutter in a blizzard of double entendres, the troupe puts on shows that appeal to adult audiences of any age or gender. The aesthetic might evoke a Burtonesque gothic setting, the seven sexy seas of the pirate age, a neon-flooded nightclub of the '80s, or the future's inevitable dress code of sentient hairpieces. The company thoroughly impressed Kelli Korducki of The Torontoist, who praised the performers' "undeniable song and dance chops," adding that "cabaret patrons may come for the scantily clad dancers, but they will certainly stay for the talent.”